Maxesla USB Wifi Antenna
It is possible that, if your laptop is a few years old, it starts to have some stability problems with the WiFi. Changing the controller is usually not possible because it is built into the motherboard. A very good solution is a USB adapter like this one maxesla, which is very compact. It does not use the latest standards, but we will still get a good result.
We have a small USB adapter designed to offer us a wireless internet connection. It is based on the Wi-Fi 5 standardalthough it offers support for the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. It’s not really the most modern version, but you can’t take much more advantage of being USB 3.0 either. We must take into account that we have the limitation of this type of connector.
Very interesting solution for old laptops and also for PCs that do not have WiFi support.
TP-Link Archer T3U Plus AC1300
You are still looking for something better, a more complete and better quality solution, which has a decent antenna. Tp link is one of the largest manufacturers of WiFi routers and adapters on the market. It has a huge number of solutions, including this adapter with a large antenna, to have optimal signal capture.
We must emphasize that we have the same “problem” as in the previous case: the limitation of the USB 3.0 port. Given this factor, this adapter only offers Wi-Fi 5 support in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. The positive thing is that the antenna is high-gain, so the coverage and reception of the signal is greatly improved.
A much more robust solution that will allow us a greater range of action and a better quality of the transfer.
Let’s go now with a PCIe card, if your computer does not already have support for wireless networks natively. Although currently most motherboards already add a WiFi controller, if your computer is 3-4 years old, it probably won’t support it. We can solve this problem with this MERCUSYS card of fairly good quality.
The first thing that stands out about this card is that it offers support for WiFi 6E in the 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands. This will allow us to use the latest technologies available and play as if we were doing it with a cable. In addition, it offers us Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, so it is a two in one.
It has two addressable antennas that allow us to have a better capture of the WiFi signal. It also has the latest encryption technologies, such as WPA3. It also stands out for being very compact, adapting to compact equipment and uses a PCIe x1 connectorso we can install it in any port on the motherboard.
We quite like it because it’s a very cheap solution and uses the latest wireless networking standard available.
You may want a higher quality solution that allows for more adaptability. ASUS offers us very good quality solutions that we can use to have WiFi on our PC. This system stands out for offering adaptable antennas, thinking of those who have the computer on the ground, for example.
This card is based on the Intel AX3000 controllerso it offers us support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. It stands out above all for having a good heatsink for the controller and for it to work comfortably. It offers us support for WPA3, the latest security technology for encrypting wireless networks.
As we see, the antennae are external completely, they are wired to the network card. This allows them to be at a higher point and better adapt their orientation. This card has a very compact design, adaptable to compact systems and can be connected to any port PCIe x1 of the motherboard.
Among all the options, it is one of the best quality and offers the most optimization.